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This beast of a 1974 Ford Capri packs a stroker V-8

I’ve been in love with the Mk I Ford Capri since it appeared in the U.S. 50 years ago. My first car was my father’s 1973 Capri. He’d previously owned a ’66 Dodge Charger, but when the oil crisis took hold, he sold it and went the sensible route, opting for the 2.0-liter four and a four-speed. My brother, Skip, didn’t escape the Capri malady, either, and he spent many weekends autocrossing them back in the late 1970s and early ’80s ...


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Fantastic conversion, well done and I bet it is blast to drive. I had a 1974 V-6 version that I tweaked with different carburation and reworked ignition and suspension. My daily commute back then was from the eastside of the Santa Monica Mtns. to the Pacific Coast Hwy south. Drove Malibu Canyon Road or Kanan Road twice a day. It was fun with that car and probably would a whole lot funner with this one. 

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